Chiropractic treatment is a non-surgical procedure performed to help relieve neck pain, neck stiffness and other related symptoms. The word chiropractic is derived from the Greek words, cheir (hand) and praxis (action).
Chiropractors use their hand when treating muscle, nerve and joint pain by adjusting your spine and joints. A chiropractor applies controlled and sudden force to any affected area by pushing the joint past the limits in which it moves. This method loosens joints that are painful or that move poorly.
The following are some of the kinds of neck conditions that chiropractors deal with:
- Neck stiffness
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Disc injuries
- Joint sprain
How Do Chiropractors Diagnose Neck Pain?
Before choosing an approach to use for your neck pain, your spine will be examined because other parts of your neck (cervical), low back and mid back may have problems. From studying your spinal alignment to your posture, the reason for your neck pain will be determined. Advice on stress management, lifestyle goals and nutrition may be given to you.
Additionally, your medical history may be reviewed, and imaging tests like an MRI or x-ray may be used to assist in diagnosing what is causing your neck pain.
Chiropractic Procedures for Neck Pain
Manual therapy or spinal manipulation may be applied as part of the neck treatment plan. Examples of spinal manipulation methods include a spinal manipulation technique where pressure gently pushes the intervertebral disc, an instrument to help apply stronger pressure, and restoring joint movement.
Other manual therapies may be applied when treating your neck pain including trigger point therapy, therapeutic massage to relax tense muscles, joint stretching to relieve neck pain and related symptoms, and a low current to stimulate your neck muscles.
At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab, it is our mission to help patients with nagging pain. Our various services consist of chiropractic care, massage therapy, rehab, and more. If you’re dealing with persistent pain, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to review your concerns and schedule the right treatment plan to help you feel better. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.